Busy, Busy, Busy and then more Busy, Busy, Busy!  Wow!  Last weekend was a whirlwind starting with my SU class last Friday night and moving on to multiple projects around the house and garden and capped off by the new Star Trek movie at the new local IMAX!  This week has continued along the same vein!  I’m finally sitting down to share my class projects with you.  We had so much fun at class last Friday night!  Since Stampin’ Up! is running a special on designer series paper, each project featured a different line of dsp.


This first card features Walk in the Park from the Ocassions Mini Catty along with the Pretties Kit, Top Note die and filigree brads.  When I made the sample I couldn’t find my Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, but I found it before class so everyone used that instead of what you see here and it looked better!  The sentiment is Sincere Salutations.


The next card features Sweet Slumber Textured dsp (it’s yummy!) and this is a Z-fold card which was our technique this month.  This card was inspired by several I saw in the gallery at SCS and especially by one that Crystal Caspen made for one of my swaps.  I just love this litte Trendy Trees set!


In order to acheive a Z-fold simply start with a standard sized card (5.5″ x 4.25″) and fold the front in half back on itself.  This works whether the card is vertical or horizontal. Then attach your image panel only on the left half so the card can open freely.  This is such a simple thing to do, but really gives a *WOW* result.

The card base here is Sahara Sand and the matting layers are Baja Blue and So Saffron.  I love using dp to determine color schemes.  It causes me to use colors together I might never think of on my own.  A lot of people tell me they are color challenged when it comes to stamping.  A great place to start is with a package of dp along with the coordinating solid cardstocks and some ribbon in one of the same colors.  You can really go a long way with just that.


The third project we did was something I was really excited about.  I had so much fun designing it and it’s super simple!  I wanted to use Raspberry Tart dp and the stamp set Cheers to You.


This just starts off with a piece of cardstock (Regal Rose in this case) 5.5″ x 8.25″.  Score up from the bottom at 1 25″ and score twice from the left hand side at 4″ and 4.25″ to create this very simple pocket.


We made two little card inserts – one to write a message on and the other to hold a packet of kool-aid and one of those little umbrellas for your drink!  Then we just created a little tab from a scrap of cardstock and used a velcro dot to keep the folder closed.  This is really just a smaller version of a photo holder pocket card I used to demo and use as a make & take all the time when I was a brand new demo over 5 years ago.

I knew I wanted to use Raspberry Tart paper, so I chose my Kool-Aid flavor to coordinate.  Since the Kool-Aid packet also has yellow in it I decided to use Yoyo Yellow as my accent color.  This little pocket card could be used for so many different things and the size could easily be adjusted accordingly.

I have to say that the new Star Trek movie ROCKS!  I went into it with some doubts, but WOW what a way to save the franchise from extinction!  Some very clever writing to resurrect and create so many future plot possibilities…characters true enough to the originals to please this original Trekkie from way back…but yet fresh and exciting and not just silly imitations!  I never see movies twice (unless it’s several years later) but we might go back again this weekend before it leaves the IMAX theater.  Seriously – take the time to go see this in the theater – do NOT wait for video/blue-ray!

My blogging might not be quite as frequent in the coming few weeks as we are on a roll with many around-the-house projects as well as getting the yard ready for BBQ season, but I’ll check in as often as I can.  It’s weird, but I’m just not feeling like stamping as much but I know it’s just a short season that won’t last long.  So hang in there with me.  Thanks for stopping by.



One Response to “Stampin’ Up! Class May ’09”

  1. loricraig Says:

    Way cute projects…. wish I could come to your class. I’d love that! Like the Z-fold. Might have to try that soon, too. I’ve been super busy this week. Sounds like you are, as well. Let’s chat soon – hugs!

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